Insector X

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Insector X screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Insector X © 1989 Taito Corporation.

Battle against the insect army with your special insecticide weapons.

The Burgoid, a tribe of midgets with dreams of conquest, have turned insects into cyborgs and formed them into a vast army which is now on the move and intending to invade planet Earth!

To wipe out these mega-insects - which are invulnerable to ordinary weapons - humans have created an insect-sized warrior called Yanmer. The warrior wears a suit, giving him special powers and wings that are more efficient than a jet engine.

You are Yanmer, and your mission is to destroy the Burgoid Monarch and save mankind from disaster!


Prom Stickers: B97

Main CPU: (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips: YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Screen Orientation: Horizontal
Video Resolution: 256 x 224 Pixels
Screen Refresh: 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors: 512

Players: 2
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 2
=> Shoot, Extra Weapon


Insector X was released in August 1989.


- Press the Fire button to make a normal attack.
- Press the Special Attack button to use the special weapon (once you have picked up an insecticide can).
- Power-up items appear when you defeat the Hawk Moth enemy.
- The insecticide can is dropped by the middle boss on each stage and your special weapon becomes stronger as you pick up more insecticide cans. The colour of the can cycles between blue and brown:
-- Blue: Anti-air weapon
-- Brown: Air-to-ground weapon

(P): Increases shot power
(PP): Increases shot power by two levels
(S): Increases your movement speed
(A): Auto-fire
(1UP): Extra life awarded
(Acorn): 1000 points awarded
(Thunder): Destroys all on-screen enemies



Sega Mega Drive korea (1990) "Gonchung Gundan [Model GM 4001 HG]"
Sega Mega Drive brazil (1990) by Tec Toy
Sega Genesis usa (1990) "Insector X [Model 47036]"
Sega Mega Drive japan (sept.7, 1990)
Nintendo Famicom japan (sept.20, 1990) "Insector X [Model TFC-IS]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"


PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"

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